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and something would happen. >> look at what happened. >> so we've got john fuglesang holding down the fort in new york. we've got mooks here in burbank. we've got a full show today. hello, jim you walked in. >> hello. >> give him a minute to get organized. never mind the live radio tv thing happening. >> jim is joining you for the show? >> how gallant? >> we had headphones in the studio. >> look at that. somebody else's fault. >> but we got rude pundit coming up this hour and right now we've got news with jacki schechner. >> i do it all. look at that. good morning everybody. president obama, vice president biden meeting today with law enforcement officials from three communities rocked by gun violence. new tossen police chief michael kehoe along with his counter parts from aurora, colorado and oak creek wisconsin where a gunman killed six people and wounded four others at a sikh temple in august. u.s. attorney general eric holder and homeland security secretary janet napolitano will be sitting in as they have in many of the meetings that vice president biden had been holding along the way.
now stay right here. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: what is worse, "zero dark thirty" which glorifies torture or the twilight movies which constitute torture. the republicans are tired of fighting democrats so some of them are upgrading to just fighting democracy. and it turns out there is oil in afghanistan. sean hannity is demanding that we reinvade. the oil will pay for the war. just like last time. today is the birthday of the late virginia woolf alicia keys and texas chainsaw massacre and poltergeist director tobe hooper. and 98 years ago today alexander graham bell made the first cross-country phone call. tragically he did it using at&t wireless and dropped out halfway through. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us tonight. with the nothing in the 2012 national election behind them, and the risk of demographic doom at the hands of surging minority groups growing every day the g.o.p. is making an all-out effort to reboot the whole brand. last night luis boy governor bobby jindal ha
." ♪ psh push >>> i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. why is john mccain so angry? 40 years after the vietnam p.o.w.s came home, the most famous of them is angrier than ever. why is america, why are we fighting the vietnam war all over again in the united states senate? the ticked off vitriol against chuck hagel, what is it about? is it for show? is it about something hagel said in the cloakroom? is it the unfairness of vietnam itself, that some went and some didn't? is it about johnson's inability to win that war or end it? what burns so deeply in john mccain these days? it seems to excite those who knew nothing about vietnam but want to replay it. we dig into the deep well of resentment burning in john mccain's patriotic heart. a resentment not against the north vietnamese who imprisoned and tortured him all those years, not against george w. bush and his political henchmen who tried to stain mccain's reputation back in 2000, but against a guy who fought against fear and rallied against wounds just like he did in the same army of america's long nightmare in vietnam,
of john leopold. the judge is expected to set a sentencing date today. >> the council is taking steps to have leopold forced from office. >> the council gathered yesterday to begin the process of removing leopold from office. he was convicted on two counts of misconduct. the council resolution that would oust leopold passed easily yesterday. the county attorney says removing him so soon may be illegal. his opinion centers around the word "conviction.' >> they have no authority to remove any official convicted of a crime until the conviction is a matter of record, until the conviction is final. maryland law is very clear. the conviction becomes a matter of record at the time of sentencing. >> the judge is expected to set the sentencing date. his conviction and never become final. sarah sampson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> testimony resumes in the murder trial for michael johnson. he is accused of killing phylicia barnes. an inmate said johnson confessed to killing her. a coroner admitted her decision was made by default because there was no other obvious explanation. >> the governor delivered
of what we've done and what is left to do. >> and as she leaves the state department this afternoon, john kerry will arrive to be sworn in by justice alina keggen, and nor sentimental sendoff. 30 rock ends its seven-year run with lots of laughs and familiar faces. >> looked like another cold one in the midwest. >> bundle up, everyone. if you can, get hit by a car. >> according to the national weather service, you should, and i quote, leave work, get in your purpose bentley and be home with your sharks. >> if the democratic party controlled congress, i would see to it that he was punished in the worst way possible by having to come down here and listen to us. >> the show earned 14 emmys, had countless guest star appearances, some famous, and some not so famous. good day. i'm andrea mitchell. live in washington. good news and bad news in today's jobs report. the unemployment rate inched closer to 8%, but more than 150,000 jobs were added in january. revisions to last year's data showed stronger job growth than first predicted. joining me now forrure daily fix, chris, msnbc contributor and m
texas senator john cornyn, who has decided to make himself the de facto leader of the hagel opposition. >> the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense has already done damage to the united states' credibility in its attempt to deny iran a nuclear weapon. >> hagel is also likely to face questions about his position on gay rights after his 1998 comments, criticizing a u.s. ambassador nominee as openly, aggressively gay. hagel apologized and that former adviser, james hormel, now supports hagel's nomination. but much of the opposition to hagel is rooted in his loud split with the republican party over the iraq war and skepticism about his willingness to use force. in an interview with cnn, vice president biden argued that hagel is no dove. >> the idea of getting engaged in a ground war, in a country that's in transition is not a precipitation any military man would suggest. >> in many ways, obama's pick of hagel, who he forged a relationship with in the senate, then traveled with to afghanistan and iraq in july of 2008, along with cia nominee john brennan and incomin
here. >> good to be here. >> let's take a listen. john mccain is just now questioning, so let's listen in. >> sure. >> great members of this committee who have contributed so much to our nation's defense. senator hagel, members of this committee will raise questions reflecting concerns with your policy positions. they're not reasonable people disagreeing, they're fundamental disagreements. our concerns pertain to the quality of your professional judgment and your world view on critical areas of national security including security in the middle east. with that in mind, let me begin with your opposition to the surge in iraq. 2006 we lost -- republicans lost the election and we began the surge, and you wrote a piece in "the washington post," quote, leaving iraq honorably. 2007 you committed -- you said it's not in the national interest to deepen its military involvement. in january of 2007 in a rather bizarre exchange with secretary rice in the foreign relations committee after some nonsense about syria and crossing the border into iran and syria because of the surge, then a reference to
. senator john mccain took the lead and set the tone early on. >> our concerns pertain to the quality of your professional judgment and your worldview on critical areas of national security, including security in the middle east. >> john mccain did not always have grave concerns about chuck hagel's worldview. in fact, he named chuck hagel a co-chair of his 2000 presidential campaign. >> my fellow americans, i introduce you to a great republican, a great american leader, my friend, john mccain! >> how come mccain didn't get that kind of greeting, huh? or hagel, should i say. not only were hagel and mccain good buddies, john mccain wanted to give hagel the exact job he's up for right now. he told voters in new hampshire, "there's a lot of people that could be secretary of state -- secretary of defense. one of them i think is senator chuck hagel." but mccain sure has a different view of hagel today. he still can't get over hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq. >> do you stand by that -- those comments, senator hagel? >> well, senator, i stand by them because i made them. >> were you r
is now. >> jennifer: joining me now to discuss the hearings today on gun laws is john rosenthal, founder of stop handgun violence. he is coming to us from west newton, massachusetts, john welcome back inside "the war room." >> thank you jennifer >> jennifer: how effective can state and local laws be when federal laws are still so weak. >> massachusetts has proven you can be pretty darn effective. we have the most comprehensive gun flaws the nation. we're an urban industrial state. we have the lowest firearm fatality rate in the nation. and we border states that don't require background checks. but the bad news jen, like you said, it's virtually the equivalent of a 9/11 attack every month and a half to two months in america. a classroom every three days is emptied from gun violence, and we are hearing that it is hard for members of congress to require a background check for gun sales? you need a background check to be a little league coach. but you don't need a background check to buy thousands of assault weapons from dealers every day if you want. and as
from hagel's one-time friend and ally senator john mccain over hagel's opposition to the iraq troop surge. >> will you please answer the question, were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to the -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> well it will show you refuse to answer this question. >> with us is host of "face the nation" and washington correspondent bob schieffer. the white house normally prep their nominees. what does this say about it? >> to me this is the most interesting and intreeging inginintriguing part of this whole deal. onormally the administration rushes out with the defense. he hardly left capitol hill yesterday when reports leaked out of the whi
the iraq surge. as chuck hagel is challenged by john mccain. >> would you please answer the question? will you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my reference to the surge being -- >> the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. >> well -- >> i would like to answer whether you are right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i am not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why i -- >> i absolutely would like answer answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that. >> is this finally the year for immigration reform? president obama sits down with jose diaz bullart. >> i don't think that it should take many, many months. i think this is something that we should be able to get done certainly this
and your former colleague, senator john kerry, who will serve as we confirm him in the next 24 hours as the 68th secretary of state. senator kerry has served in this senate in a distinguished amount of public service since 1985. he grew up traveling the world with his father in the foreign service. he fought in vietnam and was awarded the bronze and silver stars along with three purple hearts. i know he is going to build upon and continue the legacy and the extraordinary record of secretary clinton, and will enhance america's leadership in the world. i look forward to his speedy confirmation. madam president, i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? mr. rubio: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from florida. mr. rubio: let me begin by thanking the senior senator from florida a few moments ago made some very kind remarks about me and i appreciate them very much. let me say you're the best python hunter in the senate. those who don't know what i'm talking about can look it up in your newspaper accounts a few weeks ago in the everglades. thank you for your kind wo
to survive. but if you remember that virtual lovefest a week ago, that was john kerry's hearing for secretary of state, this is not like that. cnn's chief congressional correspondent dana bash is watching the hearings. and dana, i was watching some of your reporting earlier on. as these hearings began to unfold starting at 9:30 this morning. you said stoic, i you described the panel. you these were long-term old friends who had a very different tenor in this room today? >> that's right. and i think at least early on, the statement, opening statement from the top republican, hagel's fellow republican on this committee, his name is jim inhofe from oklahoma probably says it all when it comes to republican skepticism and outright criticism of chuck hagel. listen to what jim inhofe said about and to chuck hagel. >> though i respect senator hagel his record to date in the day demonstrate he is hob a staunch advocate of president's first term. retreating from america's global leadership role in shrinking the military will not make america safer. on the contemporary, it will embolden our enemy, ep da
think would be a bipartisan pick is under furnd. john kerry takes over today. will hillary clinton run for president. >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter: senator kerry takes over. president obama's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. former senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran, took heavy fire from his own party. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in the country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> you refuse to answer that question. >> reporter: he was hammered by gop senators who said he was too tough on israel. he was talked to about referring to pro-israeli groups at the jewish lobby. >> i misstated. i've just been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. >> reporter: despite the bruising hearing, he's shil likely to be confi
're also monitoring closing arguments in the trial of anne arundel county executive john leopold. he's charged with three counts of misconduct in office for allegedly using his security detail for personal and political purposes. among other things, the prosecution says leopold's secured detail helped him facilitate what they call sexual encounters. the republican lawmaker in his second term is also accused of misusing county funds. the defense claims the charges are too vague and do not constitute crimes. >>> president obama is on his way to las vegas where he will lead a rally promoting immigration reform. this comes a day after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their own plan to give millions of illegal immigrants a passport to citizenship. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: president obama is hitting the road to rally support for immigration reform. he's expected to endorse a bipartisan senate proposal to give about 11 million illegal imgrants a path to citizenship. >> this is a big deal. is is an important development. >> so-called gang of eight announced its plan
, arizona republican senator john mccain and new jersey democratic senator bob menendez. >>> then our powerhouse roundtable takes on all the week's politics, and is there really a controversy over this? ♪ and the home of the brave >> you know who caught her, lance armstrong. yeah, he is such a stickler for the truth now. >>> joining us, george will, democratic strategist donna brazile, republican congressman dave schweikert, new republic publisher and facebook co-founder chris hughes and the host of npr's "morning edition," steve inskeep. >>> hello. great to have you with us. george is off this weekend. so much to get to this morning including that controversy over the oscar-nominated film "zero dark thirty" and so-called enhanced interrogation. mark boal, the producer and screenwriter is here to answer critics. >>> but first front and center this morning, washington is set to tackle an immigration overhaul. the president is planning to speak about it on tuesday, and our two headlining senators are working on a plan as well. let's start with ranking of the armed services committee,
'm going to show our viewers a picture. they started roll call in the senate confirmation of john kerry to be the next secretary of state. he will be confirmed. he was unanimously confirmed by the senate foreign relations committee and now he's going to be confirmed by this senate and then the president will have a swearing in ceremony for him. so this confirmation process is moving quickly, gloria, for john kerry. we'll let our viewers know the final vote once it occurs. not all republicans, as you know, are on board. john mccain, mark clindsey graham, there are others that are totally opposed. listen to marsha blackburn. she was on "starting point" earlier tu a day. >> i want to make sure that it is not amnesty. but i have to tell you that this is some of the particulars and legislative language that people want to see. what we've learned is if you grant amnesty, what do you get? more amnesty. and we have learned those lessons so let's see what the legislative language is going to be. let's make certain it is going to be fair. >> i think they will get the legislation passed in the sen
, and john harwood of cnbc and "the new york times." >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to connect our forces to what they need when they need it. >> to help troops see danger. before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to support and protect all who serve. >> that's why we're here. >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by prudential, additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation. the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. president barack obama returned to the west front of the capitol to take the oath of office on monday. four years older, grayer and he hopes wiser. >> we must act knowing that today's
are working on a plan as well. let's start with ranking of the armed services committee, john mccain. welcome, senator mccain. you have spent a great deal of time in your career working on immigration issues. when do you think you can get this bipartisan plan out, and how much can you tell us about what's in it? >> well, we're going to be announcing the principles that will be guiding our translation of it into legislation. we've still got a lot of hard work ahead, but i'm very pleased with the progress. frankly -- >> you're announcing this week? >> yeah, we'll be -- senator menendez and i and senator schumer, senator graham, senator durbin and some -- we are -- we've been working together for some weeks now. we'll be coming forward. it's not that much different from what we tried to do in 2007. martha, what's changed is honestly is that there is a new i think appreciation on both sides of the aisle, including maybe more importantly on the republican side of the aisle, that we have to enact a comprehensive immigration reform bill. we've been -- >> so this is comprehensive. it's not piecemeal.
was a safety for john gagleardi, the winningest coach in college football history. >> i knew we have some trivia. >> actually, many cornerbacks were also chiefs of staff. >> he, as my colleague peter baker said, it's stirred, not shakenment so he is has not taken new people from outside. >> i mean i said a new team but it's almost -- >> it's all the same people, just in different chairs. and a lot of people got promoted, some people like quitener left. but we know o booma by now. he does not like to bring in fwrerb blood. he likes people he trust, he likes people like mcdonough who would throw themselves on a grain aid for them, extremely loyal, trustworthy and they are to the going to leak. so he sticks with those people. and he's been doing since he became president. as for his term, i sort of thing he is in danger through no fault of his own or only halfway of really wasting these which-- few months, precious months of the second term on budget. i think we're going have a bunch of squabbles. the chance of us getting tax reform are mines call. so well he probably find a mediocre fix for
million gallons of oil into the sea. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed today to be secretary of state. the vote was 94-3, as the five- term democrat won the overwhelming approval of his colleagues. kerry is 69, and a former democratic presidential nominee. senators from both sides praised him in a rare show of bipartisan support. john has already built strong relationships with leaders across the world. which will allow him to step seamlessly into the role of secretary of state. >> i don't know of anybody who has led the life that has been more oriented towards ultimately being secretary of state than john kerry. >> sreenivasan: kerry has been an unofficial envoy for the obama administration in recent years. he will succeed hillary clinton, who is stepping down after serving as secretary of state since 2009. in egypt, the army chief warned the country's political crisis could lead to the "collapse" of the state. general abdel-fattah el-sisi issued the warning as protests and violence extended into a sixth day. in port said, thousands of people marched in funer
chuck hagel sat at the table alone fielding hostile questions, including one-time close friend, john mccain. >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> reporter: that exchange centered on hagel's past opposition to the iraq surnl, a surge that mccain championed. >> no one individual vote, no one individual quote, no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs or my record. we must use all our tools of american power to protect our citizens and our interests. americans must engage in the world, not retreat from the world. >> reporter: for hours, one republican after another accused the former two-term nebraska senator of shading his true beliefs. among their concerns, past statements criticizing israel. >> do you think it's right that israel was committing a, quote, sickening slaughter as you said on the floor and senate. >> reporter: and intimidation about the pro israel lobby. >> name one person, in your opinion, who is intimidated by the israel lobby in the
. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed today to be secretary of state. the vote was 94-3, as the five- term democrat won the overwhelming approval of his colleagues. kerry is 69, and a former democratic presidential nominee. senators from both sides praised him in a rare show of bipartisan support. john has already built strong relationships with leaders across the world. which will allow him to step seamlessly into the role of secretary of state. >> i don't know of anybody who has led the life that has been more oriented towards ultimately being secretary of state than john kerry. >> sreenivasan: kerry has been an unofficial envoy for the obama administration in recent years. he will succeed hillary clinton who is stepping down after serving as secretary of state since 2009. in egypt, the army chief warned the country's political crisis could lead to the "collapse" of the state. general abdel-fattah el-sisi issued the warning as protests and violence extended into a sixth day. in port said, thousands of people marched in funerals for some of the 60 people killed since
. alicia keys is doing the national anthem, beyonce will be there at the halftime performance. john tower, be kind. >> we have two from twitter. daniel, i was talking about doing the corona lime flips. i'm partial to citrus. the best way to drink a corona, give it to a and get a craft b actually tastes good. >> insulting my midsummer drink, nothing better than a corona. great show. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> well, i said it, and i don't remember the context or when i said it. if i had an opportunity to edit that, like many things i've said, i would like to go back and change the words in the meeting. i think in a larger context, i've said many, many things over many years. i have already stated that i regret the terminology. what i meant to say, should have said, it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized that the united nations. that's what i should have said, and thank you. >> donny deutsch, how would you like to be secretary of defense? >> well, i certainly -- >> richard haass? >> job interview would show up maybe a little more prepared. >> a little more prepared.
former good friend, john mccain, just eviscerated him, grilled him, didn't give him a chance. yes or no. give me an answer. were you correct or incorrect? i mean, there is a way to try to do that, but clearly he came with a very hostile attitude. and it was very painful to watch. >> yeah. awkward at times. >> i mean, john mccain, mika, didn't let him answer a question. i'm sorry, out of that exchange, it was not chuck hagel who looked bad. >> ted cruz looked even worse. >> yeah. >> oh, my god. >> we're going to show all those coming up. >> he wasn't prepared, mika, in a lot of ways that were concerning. i think, again, the democrats, republicans, independents alike, if the republicans party thinks badgering an ill-prepared witness that way is going to help them with middle america, they don't know middle america. they could have just let him talk around in circles, but it was -- you know, you talk about the new senator from texas, john mccain -- >> i agree with you. >> as joe manchin said, it was embarrassing. >> compare it to a week ago, to a very prepared hillary clinton. whether badg
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